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Alumni Insights

Our Alumni are the ultimate ambassadors of the UCD Smurfit School learning experience. They provide the most concrete proof of the excellence that typifies our School. Visit our MSc Alumni Stories page and Video Gallery to learn more about the experiences of our graduates and the key role their Masters has played in their professional life.

Lee Weisgerber

Lee Weisgerber, CEMS Masters in International Management ‘20, Accredited Parliamentary Assistant at European Parliament

My decision to pursue the double degree MSc in International Management and CEMS MiM at UCD Smurfit was driven by my intellectual curiosity and passion to immerse myself in international environments. Already during the admission process, the staff and faculty were extremely welcoming, and it became obvious that, to round off my academic career, a double Master’s at UCD would be exactly the challenge I was seeking. What I appreciated most, was the possibility to design the program based on my personal interests, not only through choosing from a broad range of courses but also through the various opportunities to get involved in the student community and gain international experience at one of the 34 CEMS partner universities. A love for collaboration and personal growth are two things, I continue to carry forward from my time at UCD and which help me in my professional career to this day.

 

Léopold Duchâteau, CEMS Masters in International Management '18, Account Executive at Asana

After having finished my Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Grenoble École de Management in France, I wanted to gain a more thorough knowledge of management in a business school with an excellent reputation, great international exposure and which would open doors for me in the tech industry.

That is why I chose to do the CEMS Masters in International Management at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School to acquire new attributes through the combination of practical experience with world-renowned business partners and top-class teaching. As part of the curriculum, I had the chance to spend a semester abroad in Australia, where I was able to further develop my cross-cultural management skills and create a global network of friends and professional contacts. The seminars and company visits organised by UCD most definitely helped me to have a better understanding of the business world and to secure a job.

UCD Business Alumni Network

UCD Business Alumni comprises a global network of over 98,000 graduates in over 100 countries. The key focus of UCD Business Alumni is to help our business graduates keep in touch with colleagues, classmates, academics and the wider business community through a range of alumni activities and supports. Our goal is to create a strong alumni community and network, with the school as the focal point.  We are focused on building a life-long mutually beneficial relationship with graduates to ensure that they are constantly informed and engaged through regular events, reunions and communications. 

Find out more about the UCD Business Alumni Network and how you can become involved.

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